At The Hacker Exchange, our mission is to connect the next generation of Aussie entrepreneurs and leaders with the opportunities, passion & networks that can only be found in the innovation capitals of the world.
Through immersive bootcamps, university programs and strategic connections in Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv and beyond, our students emerge as a generation of leaders ready to build businesses that change the world.
Our philosophy? To inspire action, pay it forward and never stop learning.
The innovation capital of the world!
This trip is designed for undergrad or post-grad tertiary student with an insatiable curiosity and an entrepreneurial drive to turn your business idea into reality.
Join us for two inspiring weeks in Silicon Valley, where you’ll learn from world-class thought leaders, founders and mentors, attend meet-ups, and get VIP access to some of the freshest businesses & co-working spaces in the Valley. Academic credit may apply.
HEX 1.6: 25 Nov – 6 Dec 2018
HEX 1.7: 3-14 Dec 2018
Application deadline for both: 2 September 2018
Welcome to the Startup Nation.
With gorgeous beaches, a bustling urban centre, and some of the coolest startups on the planet, Tel Aviv is consistently ranked within the Top 3 startup ecosystems in the world!
Explore this youthful, vibrant ecosystem, see innovations beyond your imagination, and work on your own startup concept. You’ll be surrounded by founders, innovators and rule breakers, sharpen your skills and mindset, meet investors, tour leading tech companies, and polish your vision & pitch.
HEX 2.1: 3 – 16 February 2019
Application deadline: : 7 December 2018
Singapore’s startup scene is thriving.
On the doorstep of South East Asia, Singapore is consistently rated in the Top 10 places in the world for startups to thrive. Amazing government support, rapid evolution and with a focus on deep technology and FinTech, the Smart Nation is an obvious destination for an immersive innovation experience.
Learn the culture and attitude from the most elite players in the game. Learn international best practices and take on a global mindset. Find your place in the world to become a future change maker and leader in Asia Pacific region.
HEX 3.0: July 2019
Application deadline: 3 May 2019.
Business, Marketing, Product Development Leader MIT Sloan School of Management, Google, Apple
SILICON VALLEY EMISSARY AT GLOBAL CORPORATE VENTURING MIT VENTURE MENTOR, THE THIEL FOUNDATION
world class destinations
amazing female enrolments
It was an exciting yet challenging experience, and it’s a great step to take in figuring out what you want to do next in life.
Massive thanks for the HEX trip! The skills and people you connected me to from HEX made my year so much more rewarding and more successful then I thought possible. What you have created is truly special and valuable.
You aren’t just visiting the place, you are really immersing yourself into it. It’s first-hand, practical experience – something that you wouldn’t learn in the classroom!
This is an extremely rare opportunity to come out to San Francisco to network and learn about start ups. The learning experience itself plus the friends you make – it’s invaluable.
The exchange was truly life changing! One of the best things I ever did!
I would rate it a 10/10, there is nothing I have done that I can even begin to compare it to. There are other accelerators, but at HEX they gave us the opportunity to explore our own business ideas and also see how other companies worked.